National Lost Crop Register records mounting mental pressure on farmers

Ashley Walmsley
Updated March 18 2021 - 1:55pm, first published March 9 2021 - 12:00pm
TOUGH: Destroying surplus crops, or watching them rot, due to a lack of workers to harvest them, is taking a toll on the mental health of growers.
TOUGH: Destroying surplus crops, or watching them rot, due to a lack of workers to harvest them, is taking a toll on the mental health of growers.

WATCHING crops rot due to a lack of workers to pick them is hurting more than farmers' wallets.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

Ashley Walmsley is the editor of ACM's only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. He also writes the weekly, The Ringer, column in the Qld Country Life.

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